Posted by Romain Serre on June 4, 2020
Azure Shared Image Gallery

Managing and sharing your VMs across different subscriptions in the cloud is necessary for having a flexible routine. Azure Shared Image Gallery is one such tool that enables that process. With it, you can manage VM images, deploy them across the world, perform versioning and grouping of images, and share them across subscriptions.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 27, 2020
How to Start Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Logic Apps?

You can’t have it all, and this is true even for the best things in life. It’s possible to schedule automatic shutdowns of VMs in Azure (one of the ways to cut Azure costs). But you can’t use the same Azure Portal to schedule their automatic boot-up the same way. A way out of it is to use PowerShell, however, there’s another trick you might like better.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on May 21, 2020
[WVD] Discover the New Interface

Just earlier this April, Microsoft released an update for their Windows Virtual Desktop. Among others, the novelty includes a new graphical interface directly in the Azure port. Unfortunately, it seems like this is just a teaser though: the feature is currently available in Preview, only US regions are available through this portal. You can’t migrate there yet.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on March 24, 2020
Azure Cost Management

Having credits in Azure in advance is a great option that you choose how to unfold. You can invest in credits, allocate them to necessary features and tools, and set the billing. And to do that conveniently, Azure Cost Management is there to help. You can plan your finances, redistribute the billing, and see how cost-effective your choices are.

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Posted by Romain Serre on March 18, 2020
Implement a file server in Azure without using a single VM

It’s usually quite a chore to manage file servers by using VMs. Migrating between file servers in the cloud, enacting replication with DFS-R, and such would require using redundancy mechanisms. All this makes the implementation of file servers in Azure unnecessarily complex. Well, that ship has finally sailed!

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Posted by Benoit Voirin on March 12, 2020
How to Use Snyk to Scan Images for Vulnerabilities

When people think “cybersecurity,” images will be the last thing to come to mind. Usually, users tend to focus on things like cyber-attacks, viruses, or malware. Well, regular images, depending on where they come from, their integrity, and the routing can become a micro-gap in your security which can then result in a breach.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on January 14, 2020
Setting Up a Free Azure Account

It’s always the hardest to start something but, once you do, it’s all downhill from there. Then again, you may need some encouragement and guidance to begin. Microsoft Azure is a multi-dimensional cloud service of a grand scale and getting to know it may seem intimidating. But there’s an option to start free to get the hang of it.

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Posted by Romain Serre on December 10, 2019
Overview of Microsoft Azure Bastion

We all know that connecting production VMs directly to the Internet via a public IP is a huge concern from a cybersecurity standpoint. Therefore, usually, all critical VMs don’t have public IPs, and they are managed either from a site-to-site VPN or a console VM that holds a public IP. In both cases, managing your Azure VMs is not easy since cybersecurity is a concern.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 11, 2019
Deploy a turnkey RDS farm in Microsoft Azure

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is genuinely one of the best options there are for remote access to applications and desktops. The deployment of RDS, however, can be quite a pickle, which is why the release of a new Windows template for full RDS farm deployment is hot news. This template has everything you need. RD gateway, RD Broker, RD Licensing, – you name it, it’s got it.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on June 5, 2019
Azure Lab Services Overview

Microsoft released in February 2019 a new service called Azure Lab service. With Azure Lab Services, you can easily set up and provide on-demand access to preconfigured virtual machines. Thanks to a dashboard, you can also keep your budget in check by controlling exactly how many hours your lab users can use the virtual machines.

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